It’s delightful to discover that the winner of the Bridport Prize 2008 is a writer whose work I am familiar with, whose stories I have long admired; Elaine Chiew has won with a story called “Face”, and I am looking forward to reading it. She is a calm, assured, thoughtful writer, and really, her win makes me feel so happy. Her victory says to me that it’s all about the words and craft. Whoooo hooooo Elaine!
Congratulations to Elaine Chiew!